Sometimes having low expectations is a good thing.
After a poor experience with Crest 3D White Whitestrips, I didn’t have much hope for the rest of the 3D White line. I decided to give its Multi-Care Whitening Oral Rinse a shot because I had an Optimum bonus points coupon for it and I figured that it would probably be a decent mouth rinse, though not necessary one that would whiten my smile.
So its packaging claims that it “whitens teeth” and “helps protect against future staining” are actually true. And as far as I can tell, its claim that its fight bad breath it also true.
It does the latter without the use of alcohol and as a result, this mouthwash doesn’t burn when you use it. It is mint flavoured but it’s a very mild flavour and overall, this stuff doesn’t taste that bad, especially when you compare it to some of the one mouthwashes out there.
However, those other, generally nastier-tasting mouthwashes also fight things like plaque and gingivitis, something this one doesn’t do.
Because of that, even though I like how this product tastes and that it actually lives up to its claims, I can’t make it my full-time mouthwash. Instead, I think I’ll swap it in and out with a product like Listerine’s Antiseptic rinse that is actually healthy for my mouth. That way I can have the best of both mouthwash worlds.
Would I buy this again: Yes
Should you buy it: Yes, but alternate it with a mouthwash that’s healthy for your mouth